Barriere Elementary Principal Mikel Brogan smiles through the pie that he just took in the face from a student for cancer research. (BES photo)

Barriere Elementary Principal Mikel Brogan smiles through the pie that he just took in the face from a student for cancer research. (BES photo)

Principal takes pie in face for a good cause

Barriere Elementary students rise to the challenge

Barriere Star Journal

A pie in the face is not something you see every day at Barriere Elementary but Principal Mikel Brogan experienced just that on Oct. 13.

“I challenged our students that if they were able to raise over $500 for the Terry Fox Foundation, that I would select a student from a random draw, who would be able to put a pie in my face in front of the entire school,” told Principal Brogan.

As a result the students (close to 230) took to the challenge with great enthusiasm and were able to raise the targeted $2 per student, raised of $529 for cancer research. Therefore Brogan had to keep his promise to take a pie in the face.

“Instead of randomly selecting just one student, I surprised them and selected two students,” said the principal, “Hence, I took two full pies to my face from two students in front of the entire student population.”

Understandably, the students were beyond enthusiastic with the event and had a great time watching their principal taking two pies to the face.

“From my perspective, if this gesture motivated the students to hit our target, it was for a good cause, and I would do it 1000 times over,” said Brogan, “Besides, everyone had a lot of fun, and all in all it was a great endeavour that I would likely do for a cause that I believe strongly in. I want to extend a big thank you to our student and staff population, our families and the community of Barriere for their support in raising the money for the Terry Fox Foundation!.”

The two students who were randomly chosen to put a pie into face of Principal Brogan were Emmett Van Sickle and Alexander Johnson.

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